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Van Emden rides his special Aquila CV to 2nd in Tirreno-Adriatico's ITT
13 march 2018
Equipped with a new version of his Bianchi's TT bike in the exclusive CK16 coloration, the Dutchman grazed the success in the closing time trial, finishing second, just 4 seconds behind Dennis
Bianchi + Team Road + Product
Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s Jos Van Emden inaugurated his new Bianchi Aquila CV placing second in Tirreno-Adriatico's final stage, a 10 km ITT with start and finish in San Benedetto del Tronto (Italy) today, Tuesday March 13th. The Dutchman clocked a 11:18 time, closing with a 4-second gap from winner Rohan Dennis. Jonathan Castroviejo rounded out the podium.
Both Van Emden and his teammate Primoz Roglic - winner of Tirreno-Adriatico stage 3 in Trevi (Italy) and ninth in the final ITT with a 18-second gap from Dennis - rode a new version of their Bianchi's Aquila CV TT bike featuring the exclusive "celeste" CK16 coloration and hand-painted in Italy by Bianchi's expert craftsmen
Aquila CV is the revolutionary time trial machine engineered with Countervail® Vibration Cancelling Technology, to guarantee enhanced handling, maximum control and reduced muscular fatigue. TT specialist, winner of 2017 Giro d’Italia’s closure in Milan's famous Piazza del Duomo, Van Emden was among the Team LottoNL-Jumbo's riders who played a key role in the testing and development of Bianchi's Time Trial machine, that included advanced wind tunnel testing to reach the ultimate aero performance.
The development of Aquila CV was a game changer for Team LottoNL-Jumbo's riders as it was instrumental in reaching riders' maximum potential in time trials, providing significant and perceivable advantage on the road.
Bianchi supplies the Team LottoNL-Jumbo with four models engineered with the revolutionary Countervail® Vibration Cancelling Technology:
  • Oltre XR4, designed to maximize the aerodynamic advantage and control
  • Specialissima, the ultralight frame, perfect for GC riders, it’s extra stiff for increased traction and stability at high speeds, and maximum control on the descents
  • Aquila CV, the ultimate time trial machine, designed to increase power output and rider's energy, with maximum control with each pedal stroke
  • Infinito CV, the ideal bike for the Classics, providing remarkable control on uneven surfaces and reducing muscular fatigue